The Dropz singer is Kelli Ali from Sneaker Pimps. (People may tell you that Sneaker Pimps released albums after Becoming X. It is best to ignore those people.)
At the Amanda Palmer show a few weeks ago she said to the audience, "My album isn't out yet, but how many of you have downloaded it already?" The whole room applauded. She said, "Ok, well, just give me a dollar before you leave."